Tenders invited for 3G rugby and soccer pitch at Mayo GMIT campus site

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Mayo TD Alan Dillon has confirmed that the proposed development of a new 3G synthetic grass pitch, floodlight system and fencing at the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar has moved to tender stated. He welcomed the positive news and said it will be of enormous benefit to the third level facility and surrounding clubs …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 2 September]

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Returning to Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2021 by steve

IrelandAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if discussions are taking place to identify and prioritise the students that can return to third-level campuses as soon as possible; if work has been undertaken to identify courses that are not suited for online delivery; if engagement has taken place with parent or student representative organisations; if a roadmap is being developed to allow students return to on-campus education; the number of students being taught online versus those allowed to attend on-campus practical classes by institution in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 April]

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Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2021 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I am delighted to be here today again addressing Dáil Éireann on the work of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. We have been working very hard in recent months to establish a new Department. Indeed, the Department was only formally set up in law last August and we have tried to pursue an ambitious agenda of work since then …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 10 March]

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Key report on future of Mayo GMIT Campus to be published later this month

Posted in Governance and administration on March 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The mid-term review report of the independent assessor in respect of the Mayo GMIT Campus in Castlebar is on schedule to be presented to the finance and governance section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) by the end of March …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 7 March]

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GMIT Mayo campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2021 by steve

IrelandAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the GMIT Mayo campus mid-term review report of the independent assessor; if a date has been scheduled for when the report will be presented to the finance and governance section of the HEA in quarter 1 of 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 March]

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Covid-19 Pandemic – Remote Teaching

Posted in Teaching on February 6th, 2021 by steve

IrelandAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he expects courses to go 100% remote learning for the upcoming semesters (details supplied); the percentage of in-class students versus online learning; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 February]

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TD reveals details of his top level talks over future of Mayo GMIT Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has revealed details of his top level talks with Minister of Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris, GMIT president Dr Orla Fynn and Government departmental officials and members of the HEA as positive and progressive …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 1 November]

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Third Level Institutions – GMIT Mayo campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2020 by steve

IrelandAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the engagement he has had with the HEA in relation to a GMIT decision to redeploy the GMIT Mayo campus business department to Galway with staff now reporting to Galway management; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 October]

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TD raises fresh concerns over future strategy for Mayo third level facility

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Further answers sought on the ring-fenced funding committed to Mayo GMIT Campus and filling of permanent vice-president role at Castlebar centre. A Mayo TD has sought clarity on the recent correspondence issued to staff working in the Department of Business, Humanities and Technology at the GMIT Mayo Campus in respect of the closure of the facility’s business school …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 18 October]

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‘Appalled’ at decision to close GMIT Mayo business department

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The GMIT campus in Castlebar has been dealt a severe blow with staff in the business department being told their department is closing. Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has called on the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris, to make a statement as to why GMIT Mayo campus business staff were issued letters Sunday night stating the business department at the Castlebar campus was to close and advising staff they now report to the Galway campus …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 7 October]

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